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Help us Create Tool-kits for Rebuilding Small Businesses Disrupted by COVID-19

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Women's Venture Fund

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Today, as small enterprises resume operations, many small business owners across industries are asking what social distancing will mean for their business operations. For many, preparing their business to provide a safe place for their customers and employees has been paramount.

Keeping this in mind, we are planning to increase the number of online resources on our website, focusing on the best practices of doing business in a new normal. We are creating a series of COVID-19 Toolkits, focusing on how small business owners can come up with creative solutions to bring back customers. Our toolkit will focus on providing timely information on the rapidly changing safety guidelines, sharing best practices and innovative solutions, and information on relevant resources.

We need volunteers who can conduct secondary research on best practices, write, and edit. We are open to creative ideas on how the toolkit can be designed. It is really about creating these resources as soon as possible and make them available to everyone.

The COVID-19 crisis underscores the need to provide round-the-clock access to information, as we all find new ways to cope with the restrictions and family obligations. We are taking action by sending our regular emails with information.

We are posting relevant resources and information on our website and scheduling informational webinars. We know that women entrepreneurs are struggling to find new ways to serve their customers while observing social distancing requirements. We are working round-the-clock to help connect women entrepreneurs with those who have found successful strategies and are establishing the new best practices for this 'new normal' economy.

Yet, the demand for information is so high that we see the need to provide information as soon as possible. We need to collect stories on best practices, how small business owners are coping with the crisis, and share successful tips with women.

Volunteers will work with a small team who have created capacity building programs earlier. They will learn how to develop toolkits and training materials. Since the project requires secondary research, they will learn industry best practices. Interested volunteers will be an integral part of the team, working closely with the project lead. This project will be a great learning opportunity for anyone willing to conduct research and create training modules for women small business owners.

We have already finalized six topics. We plan to create a toolkit on each topic. The volunteer will work directly with a full-time employee who comes with more than 15 years of experience in creating and designing capacity building programs.

Every toolkit will be made available on our website. We are also building our social media channels. The toolkits will be available on these channels too.

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About Women's Venture Fund

Location:

220 Fifth Ave., (Between 26th and 27th Sts.) 9th Floor, New York, NY 10005, US

Mission Statement

Women's Venture Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to assist women entrepreneurs in the NYC metro area , especially in underserved communities, launch and grow sustainable businesses to support themselves, families and neighborhoods. We believe by combining comprehensive training and support, including financial assistance, we provide our clients with the critical elements for entrepreneurial success.

Description

For 20 years, Women's Venture Fund has been providing cutting-edge business training, expert advisory services and a range of financial assistance to entrepreneurs in the NYC metro area. As a certified CDFI, WVF provides loans to women business owners who, with our help and that of our network of passionate mentors, grow their ventures into scalable enterprises.

Employment
Women

WHEN

Sun Nov 01, 2020 - Sat Jan 30, 2021

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-2 months depending upon the interest of the volunteer
  • Secondary Research, Writing

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